Sarike's research revolves around exploring colonial representations in postcolonial and imperial museums and the future of museum display. She advises museums on how to create a stronger inclusive museum exhibition that is able to connect a controversial history with the representation of contemporary collective identities. Her museum studies are based on three levels:
- The display’s material representation
- The process of museum-making
- The perception of visitors
After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management at NHL Stenden University, Sarike finished her Master International Leisure & Tourism Studies. She specialised herself in the area of (dark) heritage, museum representation and identity formation. This specialisation lead to an external PhD trajectory at the University of Amsterdam, School of Heritage, Memory and Material Culture.